With a whole host of summer holiday possibilities out there, we have compiled some of our favorite destinations this year. We have collaborated with Quintessentially Travel so you can pair your private jet with one of the world's finest hotels. We hope these destination ideas inspire you to travel somehwere special this summer.
Gallic glamour and a European way of life distinguish St Barts from its Caribbean contemporaries. Locals can trace their ancestry back to Brittany and Normandy, and the rustic fishing village of Corossol oozes French charm. The designer boutiques and pavement cafés of Gustavia are often frequented by the jet set. If adventure and discovery are top of the agenda, learn to surf at Le Toiny beach or explore the many national marine parks. Luxury holidays don't come much better than this.
Where to stay: Eden Rock - St. Barts
This exquisite resort goes far beyond just being a regular hotel, exuding French art de vivre in the heart of the Caribbean. Eden Rock – St. Barts is located on a rocky promontory and surrounded by white coral sandy beaches, clear blue sea and a vibrant coral reef full of wild sea life. Its convenient location allows guests to easily stroll to the vibrant shops, boutiques, quaint bars and restaurants situated in the village of St Jean. With a penchant for all things quirky and offering individually styled rooms “on the rock”, be sure to stop in and view John Lennon’s iconic music-mixing console in the fully equipped studio of Villa Rockstar.
Exclusive benefits include: upgrade on daily arrival, daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, and a complimentary Eden Rock Beach Set, per room.
For a taste of wild West Indian life, St Lucia will inspire and excite both geographically and culturally. The majestic valley of the Pitons (Val des Pitons), which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a St Lucian landmark that stirs the interest of both hikers and photographers alike. Peruse coconut and papaya orchards and access the Soufriere volcano via the world's only drive-in crater. Street parties, steel bands and buzzing markets make St Lucia an exuberant island destination for a unique holiday.
Where to stay: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Formerly the Jalousie Plantation, Sugar Beach Resort is embraced by a lush tropical rainforest and is without question, located in one of the most spectacular sites in the world – the Pitons. Spanning 100 acres of grounds that sweep down the stunning white sand Sugar Beach and the glimmering Caribbean Sea, this is a magical destination. Each of the resort’s rooms, villas, bungalows and residences offers spectacular views, and guests can also take advantage of their world-class Rainforest Spa, full PADI Certifies dive facilities and waterfront dining.
Exclusive benefits include: upgrade upon arrival, daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, and a $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit.
Explore the West Coast in all its glory, with the outstanding Californian landscape at every turn. From the famous Golden Gate Bridge to the vineyards of Napa Valley and the rugged coastline of the Big Sur, it’s no wonder that California tops bucket-lists all over the world, especially for driving enthusiasts. The peaks and plummet of the cliffs, the winding roads and the views out to the Pacific, when complemented by first-class accommodation and service, allows this destination to continue to be a classic amongst discerning travelers.
Where to stay: Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
Known for its award-winning organic architecture that embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline, Post Ranch Inn perches 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, encircled by towering redwoods and majestic mountains. This property has reached iconic status and is one of California’s best. With 40 secluded guest rooms, suites and private houses, each features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck and indoor spa tub. Enjoy an array of activities including morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, ocean-view basking pools, hiking and highly stargazing. Don’t leave without an evening in the celebrated Sierra Ma restaurant, a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award.
Exclusive benefits include: upgarde on arrival, daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, and $100 USD resort or hotel credit.
Where to stay: Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma Wine Country
Centrally located to both Sonoma and Napa Valley, this 25-room boutique hotel is the best of both worlds, combining the warmth and hospitality of a family-owned B&B with the services of a 5-star luxury hotel. Featuring a farm-to-table Michelin starred dining experience, organic spa treatments and world-famous Sonoma bath products, Farmhouse Inn also offers Winery Partner Programs with top Russian River Valley Pinot Noir producers – all offer guests complimentary VIP experiences. You can also gain insider knowledge on a day tour with one of the hotel’s sommeliers.
Exclusive benefits include: upgrade on arrival, $30 breakfast credit per day, per room, and $100 spa services credit.
*All benefits subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.+